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CANOPY: Biogeochemical carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus fluxes in the North Sea: PON, POC, pH, chl-a and nutrient measurements (2003-2004)
Contact: Unité d’Océanographie Chimique (ULG), more ; Laboratory of Chemical Oceanography and Water Geochemistry (ULB-LoCGE), more ; Analytical, Environmental and Geochemistry (VUB-AMGC), more

Description
Carbon and other nutrients are subject to internal fluxes and processes within the North Sea ecosystem, like internal recycling of organic and inorganic compounds, uptake by phytoplankton, mineralisation, atmospheric efflux, sedimentation, etc. Recent data for the North Sea, concerning this internal recycling are very limited. In this project the relative importance of major processes involved in these internal carbon and nutrients cycles in the Southern Bight of the North Sea will be studied. These data will be integrated in box-models and compared to the input and output fluxes of C-N-P, in order to be able to visualise the global functioning of the concerned ecosystem. Furthermore, the significance of the main C-N-P compounds will be studied. more

Data on chlorophyll-a, nutrients, dissolved oxygen, pH and particulate organic nitrogen-carbon measurements.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Pigments (e.g. chlorophyll), Water composition > Bulk chemistry (e.g. pH, TCO2), Water composition > Dissolved gases, Water composition > Nutrients
Keywords:
Marine, ANE, North Sea, Southern Bight

Geographical coverage
ANE, North Sea, Southern Bight [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
2003 - 2004

Parameters
Ammonium (NH4+), Chlorophyll a, Dissolved oxygen (O2), Nitrate (NO3-) + Nitrite (NO2-), Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2), Particulate organic carbon (POC), Particulate organic nitrogen (PON), pH, Phosphate (PO43-), Silicate (SiO44-), Total Alkalinity (TA)

Contributors
Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Departement Beheer van het Mariene Ecosysteem; Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium; Belgisch Marien Data Centrum (BMDC), moredata manager
Université de Liège; Faculté des Sciences; Département d'Astrophysique, Géophysique et Océanographie; Unité d’Océanographie Chimique, moredata owner
Université Libre de Bruxelles; Faculté des Sciences; Département des Sciences de la Terre et de l'Environnement; Unité Modélisation Biogéochimique Système Terre; Laboratory of Chemical Oceanography and Water Geochemistry (LoCGE), moredata owner
Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen & Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen; Vakgroep Chemie; Analytical, Environmental and Geochemistry (AMGC), moredata owner

Related datasets
(Partly) included in:
Marine phytoplankton community composition data from the Belgian part of the North Sea, 1968-2010, more

Project
CANOPY: Biogeochemical carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus fluxes in the North Sea, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2018-06-14
Information last updated: 2018-06-22
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